03 Aug 2021 1:35 PM +00:00

Fortnite 17.30, the third major update in three weeks, has finally arrived

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Fortnite Season 7 is really delivering the content for Fortnite players! The Rift Tour starts in a few days, DC's Bloodsport is coming and we're still waiting on the Season 7 Battle Pass' Superman skin! Now, it looks like there is going to be even more things to do with Fortnite 17.30 finally arriving.

LATEST - Patch Notes are now available

The patch notes for Update 17.30 are now live so you can go into greater detail on the changes made to all main game modes. The Fortnite community Trello board has also been updated to reflect the changes made.

17.30 is out right now!

Server Downtime is over and it looks like you can finally jump into Fortnite 17.30 and check out everything the update has to offer.


It looks like the main in-game changes are relating to POI abduction and the GRAB-ITRON weapon. There's a lot of new cosmetics on the way, with various challenges and variants to complete, but Coral Castle, Slurpy Swamp, and Corny Complex are going to be undergoing a little face-lift.


Expect to see more officially soon, as the update has only just been added.

Fortnite Update 17.30 Release Date and Start Time

Fortnite update 17.30 goes live on Tuesday, August 3rd. This patch will start with some downtime beginning at 1:30am EST, likely running to 4am EST.


While none of the above is confirmed, it's in keeping with all previous major updates that Fortnite Season 7 has received.

Fortnite Update 17.30 Changes

Based on some of the leaks that have come out in recent days, we expect that the abduction of certain areas on the map will start to happen. Fortnite leaker @HYPEX has noted how the abductions will work in accordance with the movement of the Alien Mothership.


Fortnite Update 17.30 Bugs and Fixes

The best resource for seeing what bugs and fixes may be taken care of during the update is the Fortnite community Trello board.

This gives us the best idea of what fixes might be implemented during update 17.30.

Fortnite X Suicide Squad Skins

The Fortnite X Suicide Squad skins are due to drop in update 17.30 also with Bloodsport already confirmed and a possible rework for Harley Quinn's rebirth skin that will alter the hair colour to Red/Black rather than Pink/Blue


It also looks like the face of the character may have been altered slightly to more closely resemble that of actress Margot Robbie. We are still unsure if any additional characters will be added from The Suicide Squad, but if we don't get a King Shark skin, it will be a missed opportunity!